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Conroy nets career-high 21 points

Mallory Conroy (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mallory Conroy (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Haverford (8-2, 5-0 CC) 54, McDaniel (3-6, 0-5 CC) 47 (OT)
What: Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game
When:
Saturday, Jan. 4
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Haverford overcame a nine-point deficit late the third quarter to force overtime before outscoring McDaniel 9-2 in the extra session for a 54-47 win.

THE LEADERS
• Mallory Conroy (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) established a career high with 21 points to go with four rebounds and four steals.
• Anna Mondoro (Dumfries, Va./Homeschool) added 15 points – 11 of which came after halftime.

FOR THE FOES
• Anna-Sophia Capizzi led the Fords with 19 points.
• Julianna Clark added 11 points and nine rebounds.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Anna-Sophia Capizzi hit a 3-pointer 70 seconds into the game to stake Haverford to an early lead. The Fords built the advantage as large as seven in the first period on a Raina Gully layup with 2:11 showing. Ellie Connelly (Sharpsburg, Md./Boonsboro) responded with a layup of her own to make it a 13-8 game at the end of 10 minutes.
• Five straight points to start the second quarter pushed the lead to 18-8 midway through the stanza. Mallory Conroy, however, responded with a three-point play with 3:57 on the clock to key a personal 9-0 run that closed the margin to one just 1:51 later. A single Megan Furch free throw momentarily halted the run but another Conroy jumper made it a 19-all score at the break to give the freshman all 11 of her team's points in the quarter.
• Conroy added the first six Green Terror points of the third period to give the squad its first lead of the game at 25-24 with 6:32 remaining. After a Hannah Zoll layup put Haverford back in front, Anna Mondoro drained a pair of triples around a Capizzi jumper for a 31-28 advantage 1 minute, 21 seconds later. Treys from Natalie Mehl (Hamilton, N.J./Steinert) and Mondoro stretched the lead to nine with 3:34 on the clock before a Capizzi jumper in the paint and Furch three-point play closed the deficit to 37-33 at the end of the quarter.
• A Julianna Clark 3-pointer closed the margin to one but a pair of Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) stretched the advantage back to 41-36 with 3:50 to play. Trailing 45-40 with 1:42 remaining, Capizzi hit a jumper and Clark hit a second-chance 3-pointer to tie the game. Capizzi had a would-be game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the arc that went in but it was ruled to have come after the horn at the end of regulation.
• Nyla Robinson hit a driving layup on the Fords' first possession of overtime before Jamese Word (Belmont, Mass./Lexington Christian Academy) responded with a jumper to tie the game for the final time. A Zoll jumper with 2:12 remaining put the visitors in front for good and Haverford canned five of its six free-throw attempts in the last 1:44 to secure the win.

THE INSIDE STORY
Mallory Conroy scored 16 straight points for the Green Terror between the second and third quarters.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Ursinus on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.